The internet learned that lesson the hard way in March when Craigslist announced that it would be pulling its personals section in response to Senate bill H. Don't worry, the beloved Missed Connections section is still alive and well, and has a new home in Craigslist's community section. The move shocked users everywhere, primarily because the site and its personals seemed like an untouchable staple of the early internet. As dating sites rose to prominence and hookup apps took over our romantic exploits, Craigslist personals seemed like a nostalgic artifact of our digital past. The pulling of the personal ads made everyone stop and ponder: what would a world look like without Craigslist, which has helped users with everything from finding a job to finding a roommate? But fear not.
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Are you missing the fun time you spent on Craigslist personals? Just like yourself, many other users of Craigslist personals wonder what went wrong. According to the new bill, online websites will be held responsible for the content that third parties post on their platforms. While there are hundreds of websites that served as replacements for Craigslist personals, what dating site you will visit depend only on what you are searching for. True, all those sites are supposed to help you find dates, but their services vary from one to another. Some are just there to offer casual sex, including one-night stands, while others offer love and relationship. Over the years, Craigslist personals has become a very popular online destination for hookups and dates.
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Craigslist personals is a section on the Craigslist website founded by Craig Newmark and designed for the placement of messages to individuals and advertisement of a private nature. The platform had been around since as an email distribution list before the lessened stigma of internet dating resulted in an increase in the percentage of users decades after. Craigslist personals section is popular for providing opportunities for dates and facilitating sexual encounters.
Under the guise of targeting sex traffickers, FOSTA has both done damage to Section protections and sex workers' literal lives. The law has yet to result in any credible, sustained damage to human trafficking, but that hasn't stopped the bill's supporters from trotting out debunked numbers anytime they need a soundbite. There will likely be no studies performed by the government to determine FOSTA's actual impact on sex trafficking, but plenty of academics are offering evidence that pushing sex work further underground is endangering the lives of sex workers. This is just the icing on the stupid, life-threatening cake as multiple law enforcement agencies -- including the DOJ itself -- pointed out passing FOSTA would make it more difficult to hunt down traffickers.